A man was arrested in Jackson County on Tuesday, Feb. 26, after allegedly committing an armed robbery in Banks County.
The Banks County Sheriff’s Office investigated an incident in which Danny Joe Fowler was alleged to have committed the offenses of armed robbery, theft by taking and aggravated assault when he reportedly held a straight razor to the throat of another with the intent to rob him of money. He did not take cash but allegedly did take a .308 cal rifle and vehicle from the residence without the permission of the owner and fled to Jackson County.
Fowler was pulled over by a Jackson County deputy for a traffic violation on Hoods Mill Road near East Jackson Middle School. After being pulled over, he reportedly ran from the scene, taking the rifle with him. The deputy chased the man and other law enforcement officers came to the area to join in the manhunt.
Several canine units, as well as law enforcement officers from the Georgia State Patrol and the Banks County Sheriff’s Office joined in the chase. They set up a perimeter around an area on South Apple Valley Road/Potts Road where Fowler was spotted and he was captured.
The traffic stop was around 4 p.m. and Fowler was apprehended at approximately 6:30 p.m. He is facing numerous charges in Jackson and Banks counties.
A Jackson County deputy was taken to Athens Regional Medical Center and treated for hypothermia he suffered during the chase.